The theme for this week is forgiveness (big and small) and heroes.  Cathy and Todd talk about a  mugger who apologized to his victim on facebook…35 years later. In the spirit of the holiday season they discuss other forms of forgiveness – to ourselves and others. They illustrate this with the story of the two monks. and they also talk a lot about Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

As we age, our heroes evolve – Todd’s hero growing up was Walter Payton, but now he is in awe of others such as Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, and a man named Chuck Feeney. The story about their philanthropic efforts can be found here.  We also discuss Nelson Mandela and Malala.

» Read more about the apologetic mugger  here.
» Read more about the two monks here.

The documentary called The One percent is mentioned in which Jamie Johnson exposes the life of an heir to the Johnson & Johnson fortune.

We also dedicate the show to the life and memory of Nelson Mandela.  He is honored in part in this music video from U2

We have arranged for a screening of the documentary “Girl Rising” in Lombard.  Click here to purchase your tickets as there going quickly.  The trailer is below.

Todd’s men retreat is February 28th through March 2nd.  Please email @ comments@zenparentingradio.com for details.

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